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Endoxic Method And Ethical Inquiry: An Analysis And Defense Of A Method For Justifying Fundamental Ethical Principles Sherwin Klein

Endoxic Method And Ethical Inquiry: An Analysis And Defense Of A Method For Justifying Fundamental Ethical Principles

Sherwin Klein

Published November 24th 2000
ISBN : 9780820445526
Hardcover
260 pages
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Sherwin Klein develops and defends an endoxic, eliminative method for justifying fundamental principles in ethics. Regulative endoxa (premises that are universally or widely accepted on reflection) are the methods evaluative criteria. Klein shows that they are the necessary condition for the possibility of ethical knowledge- he also provides criteria for determining their adequacy and distinguishes them from conventional moral opinions. He discusses, in detail, the use of this method by Plato, Aristotle, Hume, and Kant- Mills use of endoxa is also discussed. The method is defended against challenges by MacIntyre, Nietzsche, and Kierkegaard.